Catherine Flynn

Job title: 
Associate Professor; Director, Irish Studies; Director, Berkeley Connect

Catherine Flynn works on British and Irish modernist literature in a European avant-garde context. Her book, James Joyce and the Matter of Paris(link is external), appeared with Cambridge University Press (2019).

For the one-hundredth anniversary of Ulysses, she has put together The Cambridge Centenary Ulysses: The 1922 Text with Essays and Notes(link is external), a facsimile edition of the historic 1922 Shakespeare and Company text, featuring Joyce’s own errata as well as references to later amendments, along with maps, photographs and footnotes and an essay by a leading Joyce scholar on each of the 18 episodes (Cambridge University Press, 2022).

She co-hosts the related podcast U22 The Centenary Ulysses (link is external)(available on iTunes and Spotify) with former students Rafael Aguilar, Max Ambrose, Emily Moell and Louie Poore.

Her edited volume, entitled The New Joyce Studies: Twenty-First Century Critical Revisions(link is external)was published by Cambridge University Press in September 2022.

She is currently working on a monograph on Flann O'Brien/Myles na gCopaleen/Brian O'Nolan and the young Irish State.

Catherine Flynn joined the Department of English in 2012. She was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University’s Introduction to the Humanities Program from 2009 to 2012. She received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Yale University in 2009 and her B.A. in English and Philosophy from University College Cork in 2000. Previously, she practiced as an architect in Ireland and in Vienna, Austria; she has a B.Arch. from University College Dublin.